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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Joint Apprentice Training Committee of the Elevator Industry | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Essentials of Elevator Maintenance

72 hours (18 weeks).
Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
September 2000 - Present.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to detect and assess problems that occur in elevator systems and  follow safe procedures to correct, repair, and/or replace defective components.


Major topics include: preventative maintenance; malfunctioning brushes and/or commutator; difference between normal wear/tear and worn out equipment; dismantling worn equipment; bearings; different types of lubricants used on elevator systems; periodic lubrication; correct rated fuses for different jobs; overload protection devices; different types of cable; DC motors; AC motors; periodic maintenance for all types of motors; and public safety.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours as Elevator Maintenance (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation) (7/23 revalidation). NOTE: 1,000 hours of on-the-job practice were not considered in the credit recommendation for this course. *NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.